Rumor Mill: RadioShack to begin selling Verizon phones

RadioShack is reportedly going to resume selling Verizon Wireless phones, according to a report on the website phonenews.com.

The report, citing unnamed sources, said that the retailer was tracking SKUs for popular Verizon phones, including the LG enV2 and Research In Motion's BlackBerry Storm. RadioShack and Verizon ended their relationship in the summer of 2005 and RadioShack revamped its wireless retail business. The company has continued to sell phones through AT&T Mobility and Sprint Nextel. 

The move would make sense in the wake of the liquidation of Circuit City (and the elimination of Verizon jobs at Circuit City stores), and as RadioShack looks to increase its mobile retail market share. RadioShack has recently been revamping its displays to compete directly with Best Buy and has opened three stores in the Dallas area that are focused on selling mobile devices, taking a page from Best Buy's free-standing mobile stores. 

A Verizon spokeswoman declined to comment on the rumor.

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